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Quality Assurance Certified Welding Inspector  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 9/13/2021
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Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) for our client, a local manufacturer located south of Pittsburgh. The Quality Assurance CWI will plan, direct, coordinate, monitor, and execute activities related to ensuring that inspections of structural steel fabrication are completed to the requirements of applicable specifications and codes. They will also work with company-wide QC team and fabrication crews to establish quality standards and procedures, and identify quality improvement opportunities.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • All Duties/Skills/ Responsibilities of a Senior Technician
  • Ensure that the fabricated steel will fit as planned, meets customer specifications, and inspections are completed as required to support workflow and sequence
  • Working knowledge of AWS D1.1 and D1.5
  • Ensure that accurate documentation is maintained on every project
  • Is responsible for assisting the Quality Control Manager in administering the AISC program at assigned plant
  • Ensures that all production-related employees understand and follow applicable AISC standards
  • Works with other NDT inspectors to organize inspection work to be done on a daily and weekly basis
  • Work closely with Production Supervisors, Engineers, and customer representatives to determine appropriate courses of action for resolution of defects
  • Communicates with fabrication employees regularly 
  • Provides assistance and/or training where appropriate, assists in counseling employees on improving quality
  • Assists in identifying and solving quality non-conformances in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Carries out new project specifications
  • Manages welder certification program and ensures welders are tested per contract specification 
  • Monitors established non-destructive testing programs, both internal and outsourced
  • Monitors internal testing program to include training, testing, and that NDT technician standards are met and documented
  • Keeps current on industry trends, innovations, and changes that may affect how we manufacture and service our products.
  • Maintain safe, secure and healthy environment by adhering to Company/Customer safety standards and practices and to legal regulations, alerting others regarding potential hazards or concerns.
  • Ability to write and communicate Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) per code requirements 
  • The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty

Job Requirements


Education and Experience:

  • Associate Degree in Welding Technology or related field preferred
  • Current Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification (AWS D1.5 preferred), or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire
  • Level II MT, PT, UT certifications preferred, but not necessary 
  • Five or more recent years' experience in steel fabrication
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and Weld symbols
  • In depth understanding of design drawing and shop drawings
  • Advanced math skills
  • Have professional demeanor and appearance
  • Able to analyze complex problems and contribute to generating solutions
  • Deal effectively with time pressures, long hours, rapidly changing priorities, and stress
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be insurable to drive (may require some travel to job site)
  • Must have a good track record of conducting business honestly and ethically
  • Strong computer literacy skills with MS Office (Excel, Outlook and Word)   
  • Excellent organization and communication skills - both written and oral
  • Willing to work any shift and extended hours if need



Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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